2013-03-02 21:18:09 UTC
like myself (apologies to the well informed)
There are five basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness,
bitterness, and umami. The last one enumerated, umami (a beefy taste)
was news to me. Although I can distinguish many different tastes, I
didn't know that umami is a basic taste.
And I don't agree that umami is more basic than the hot taste of
wasabi or jalapeno.
I'm curious about what the connoisseur have to say.